Stools are a piece of furniture that consist of a single seat for one person and a base of one or multiple legs. Traditionally, stools were differentiated from chairs by their lack of a back, but modern variations and definitions of stools may now include designs with arms and backs. The simplicity of the stool concept has made it useful for a variety of functions that include seating for children, flexible outdoor seating, and seating for restaurant and bar counters. When designing or choosing a stool, differences in materiality, durability, height, weight, and seat size are important specifications to consider.

How tall are bar stools?

Bar stools are the tallest type of stool and have seat heights between 29”-32” (74-81 cm). Bar height stools should be used for bar counter heights between 40”-42” (102-107 cm).

How tall are counter height stools?

Counter height stools have seat heights between 23”-28” (58-71 cm). Counter height stools should be used with table and counter heights between 35”-37” (89-94 cm).

How do you make stools taller?

Stools can be made taller by adding leg extenders to the bottoms of each stool leg. Leg extenders fit around legs and should be screwed or snapped into place. After attaching the leg extenders, use a level to confirm that the legs are evenly sized.

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Saarinen Tulip Stool

The Saarinen Tulip Stool is formed by single, pedestal base with a cushioned seat on top and is available in a variety of colors. Eero Saarinen’s inspiration for the Tulip Stool came from how troubled he was by the undersides of tables and chairs; he made the Tulip Stool in effort to clear up the “slum of legs” in American homes.

The Saarinen Tulip Stool has an overall height of 17.75” (45 cm) and diameter of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Saarinen Tulip Stool with height, width and depth measurements
The Saarinen Tulip Stool is formed by single, pedestal base with a cushioned seat on top and is available in a variety of colors. Eero Saarinen’s inspiration for the Tulip Stool came from how troubled he was by the undersides of tables and chairs by removing legs.

The Saarinen Tulip Stool has an overall height of 17.75” (45 cm) and diameter of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Saarinen Tulip Stool with height, width and depth measurements
Saarinen Tulip Stool
Height:
17.75” | 45 cm
Width:
15.5” | 39 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.5” | 39 cm
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Molded fiberglass seat shell; cast aluminum base; upholstered foam seat cushion
Designer
Eero Saarinen
Year
1956

Drawings include:
Saarinen Tulip Stool front elevation, plan

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ErgoErgo Stool
Illustration of a woman sitting on the ErgoErgo Stool for scale

The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design. We can use the ErgoErgo seat in schools, offices, libraries, dorms, kids' rooms, public places, and private homes because of its compact design and portability. It is lightweight, occupies less space, and is made of recyclable technopolymer—hence safe for both the environment and humans.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
ErgoErgo Stool
Height:
20.5” | 52 cm
Width:
16” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
16” | 41 cm
Seat Height
20.5” | 52 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Recyclable polyethylene
Designer
ErgoErgo
Year
2009

Drawings include:
ErgoErgo Stool side elevation, plan, side (woman sitting)

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Carved Stool

The carved stool is a mix of rustic and industrial qualities showcased through its carved wooden seat and steel base. This backless stool design is simple and modern in its forms and materiality and can be specified for either counter stool or bar stool.

The Carved Stool comes as either a counter stool at 27” (31 cm) tall or bar stool heights at 31” (79 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of of counter and bar stool height Carved Stools with dimensions
The carved stool is a mix of rustic and industrial qualities showcased through its carved wooden seat and steel base. This backless stool design is simple and modern in its forms and materiality and can be specified for either counter stool or bar stool.

The Carved Stool comes as either a counter stool at 27” (31 cm) tall or bar stool heights at 31” (79 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of of counter and bar stool height Carved Stools with dimensions
Carved Stool
Height:
27”-31" | 69-79 cm
Width:
16” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.5” | 39 cm
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:

Height (Counter stool): 27” | 69 cm
Height (Bar Stool): 31” | 79 cm

Materials
Wood seat, steel legs
Designer
Year

Drawings include:
Carved Stool front elevation, side, plan

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Hudson Stools

The Hudson Stools were originally designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York City in 2000; this stool is Philippe Starck’s updated version of Emeco’s 1944 1006 Navy Chair. The Hudson Stools are formed from lightweight, durable, aluminum, which when put through Emeco’s metal processing is three times stronger than steel.

The Hudson Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. Hudson Counter Stools have an overall height of 37” (94 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 24” (61 cm). The taller Hudson Barstool has an overall height of 43” (109 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Hudson Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Hudson Stools were originally designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York City in 2000; this stool is Philippe Starck’s updated version of Emeco’s 1944 1006 Navy Chair. The Hudson Stools are formed from lightweight, durable, aluminum, which is processed at three times stronger than steel.

The Hudson Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. Hudson Counter Stools have an overall height of 37” (94 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 24” (61 cm). The taller Hudson Barstool has an overall height of 43” (109 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Hudson Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Hudson Stools
Height:
37”, 43” | 94, 109 cm
Width:
18” | 46 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.5” | 55 cm
Seat Height
24”, 29.5” | 61, 75 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished or anodized brushed aluminum
Designer
Philippe Starck
Year
2000

Drawings include:
Hudson Stools (counter and barstool sizes) front elevation, side, plan

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One More Stool

The One More Stool is a clear, injection molded plastic chair with a tall, supportive medallion shaped back. Philippe Starck’s inspiration for the One More Stool came ten years after designing his iconic Louis Ghost chair, when he was contemplating the pleasure of having a drink at a bar and just needing “one more” drink.

The One More Stool is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. The One More Counter Stool has an overall height of 39.25” (100 cm), width of 15” (38 cm), depth of 18” (46 cm) and seat height of 18” (46 cm). The taller One More Barstool has an overall height of 43” (109 cm), width of 15” (38 cm), depth of 18” (46 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the One More Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The One More Stool is a clear, injection molded plastic chair with a tall, supportive medallion shaped back. Philippe Starck’s inspiration for the One More Stool came when he was contemplating the pleasure of having a drink at a bar and just needing “one more” drink.

The One More Stool is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. The One More Counter Stool has an overall height of 39.25” (100 cm), width of 15” (38 cm), depth of 18” (46 cm) and seat height of 18” (46 cm). The taller One More Barstool has an overall height of 43” (109 cm), width of 15” (38 cm), depth of 18” (46 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the One More Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
One More Stool
Height:
39.25”, 43” | 100, 109 cm
Width:
15” | 38 cm
Length:
Depth:
18” | 46 cm
Seat Height
25.5”, 29.5” | 65, 75 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Single-piece injection-molded polycarbonate (transparent)
Designer
Philippe Starck
Year
2012

Drawings include:
One More Stools (counter and barstool sizes) front elevation, side, plan

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